To us, there was no better antidote to relieve our stresses and rejuvenate on our honeymoon than anchoring a small boat in the shallow bays where the Mediterranean sea meets the crystal clear water that surrounds Comino Island. Situated between Malta and Gozo, Comino is the smallest of the three islands that make up the Maltese Islands. Virtually uninhabited, there is only one resort on the island but there was definitely no shortage of tourists and locals, enjoying what is known as “one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago” – the Blue Lagoon. On our second day, A learned that we could rent a boat at the north shore of Malta and take it out to explore Comino ourselves. He jumped on the opportunity to revive his inner desire of being a captain. We packed a lunch, took our mini speed boat out to sea, learned how to anchor a boat (though the task was certainly not easy the first time around), jumped into the Mediterranean for a dip, and of course took a nap in the open ocean. Does life get any better than that?
Comino stole our hearts and quickly shot up our list of all-time favourite travel experiences. It was a little slice of heaven. We loved it so much, we upgraded our boat and spent our last day anchored away in the pristine waters of Comino again. This time around, we discovered more hidden gems and secluded bays, mastered the art of anchoring a boat, and A could have basically changed careers to become a captain at that point 😉 I am surprised that Malta is as underrated as it is but perhaps that’s what adds to the country’s charm. For those travellers bold enough to venture to this Mediterranean jewel, I highly recommend a day in Comino, if nothing else.